American English

Definition of trim noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] an act of cutting a small amount off something, especially hair Don't cut off a lot—I just need a trim.
  2. 2[uncountable, singular] material that is used to decorate clothes, furniture, cars, etc., especially along the edges, by being a different color, etc. The car is available with black or red trim (= the color of a stripe along the side). a blue jacket with white trim The cabinets come in white with metallic trim.
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